What Are We Waiting for

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo, that crazy venture in which you write 50,000 words of a consecutive narrative thread in 30 days). The NaNoWriMo motto is The world needs your novel.I don’t know whether the world needs my novel, but I do know that every November for the last 5 years, I considered participating in NaNoWriMo but […]

Skeletons, Ghosts, and Shadows

If you wish to be a writer, write.                                        — EpictetusOn Saturday, I went to a workshop on writing children’s picture books. The teacher was Barbara Bottner, truly the rock star diva of pictures and truly a […]

But Is It Art?

A couple of years ago, I spent an entire month writing stories, articles, and poems for a shelf product for a company that shall remain nameless. What could be more fun than that? With the poems, I amused myself by choosing different forms in which to write. The children who later read the poems had […]